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Rajan Kumar

Dr. Rajan Kumar

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Aero-propulsion Laboratory

Florida State University, USA.

Assistant Professor

Email: rkumar@fcaap.com

 

Qualifications

2000-2005  Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India.

1998-2000  M.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India.

1988-1992  B.Sc., Aeronautical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, India.

 

Publications

  1. L. Venkatakrishnan, A. Wiley, Rajan Kumar, and F. S. Alvi (2011), “Density Field Measurements of a Supersonic Impinging Jet with Microjet Control”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2.
  2. Rajan Kumar, Krothapalli, A. and Choutapalli, I. (2010), “Near-Field Acoustic Characteristics of a Turbulent Axisymmetric Pulsed Jet”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp 1256-1260.
  3. Solomon, J. T., Rajan Kumar, and Alvi, F. S. (2010), “High-Bandwidth Pulsed Microactuators for High-Speed Flow Control” AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 10, pp 2386-2395.
  4. Rajan Kumar, Lazic, S. and Alvi, F. S. (2009), “Control of high-temperature supersonic impinging jets using microjets”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 12, pp 2800-2811.
  5. Rajan Kumar, Viswanath, P. R., and Ramesh, O. N. (2008), “Nose Blowing for side force control on slender cones at high incidence”, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp 1156-1166.
  6. Alvi, F. S., Lou, H., Shih, C., and Rajan Kumar (2008), “Experimental study of physical mechanisms in the control of supersonic impinging jets using microjets”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2008, Vol. 613, pp. 55-83.
  7. Phalnikar, K. A., Rajan Kumar, and Alvi, F. S. (2008), “Experiments on free and impinging supersonic microjets”, Experiments in Fluids, 44:819-830.
  8. Rajan Kumar, Viswanath, P. R., and Ramesh, O. N. (2005), “Nose Bluntness for Side Force Control on Circular Cones at High Incidence”, Journal of Aircraft, Vol.42, No. 5, September-October 2005, pp 1133-1141.
  9. Rajan Kumar, Viswanath, P. R., and Prabhu, A. (2002), “Mean and Fluctuating Pressures in Boat-tail Separated Flows at Transonic Speeds”, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.39, No.3, May-June 2002.
  10. Rajan Kumar and Viswanath, P. R. (2002), “Passive Control of Surface Pressure Fluctuations in Reattaching Flows”, The Aeronautical Journal, pp669-674.
  11. Sundara Murthy, H., Verma, R.S., Jagadeeswarachar, S.P., and Rajan Kumar (2001), “Flow Quality Improvements in a Blowdown Wind Tunnel,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2001, pp. 577-580.
  12. Rajan Kumar, Sundara Murthy, H., and Prasada Rao, K., (1997), “Unsteady Pressure Measurements in the Heat Shield Region of a Typical Launch Vehicle Configuration,” Journal of Aeronautical Society of India, Vol. 49, No. 1., February 1997, pp. 15-21.